Texas Health Resources Registered Respiratory Therapist – Respiratory Care in Plano, Texas
Registered Respiratory Therapist – Respiratory Care Department
Fast-paced, high volume Respiratory Care department is looking for top skilled Registered Respiratory Therapist. Is that you?
Work location: Texas Health Plano, 6200 West Parker Rd. Plano TX 75093
Work hours: PRN; Work Requirements: 7a-7p Minimum 6 Shifts in a 6 Week Schedule.
Respiratory Care Department highlights:
Self-Scheduling that helps with work/life balance as well as opportunities for educational and career growth
Engaged Staff and Leadership. Supervisor support Coverage 7a and 7p
Leadership will take assignments during critical staffing needs
Overall Respiratory Department is “Community”
Here’s What You Need
Other Graduate of AMA approved Respiratory Care Program required
Other - CLIAFE Must comply with CLIA regulations regarding foreign education equivalency required
1 Year Med/Surg or critical care experience preferred
Critical Care Experience in ICU, ED, NICU preferred
RCP - Respiratory Care Practitioner upon hire required and
RRT - Registered Respiratory Therapist upon hire required and
BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly required and
ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support ICU and Emergency Department only 90 Days required and
NRP - Essential Neonatal Resuscitation Program NRP required if working in the NICU 90 Days required
Good verbal communications, good interpersonal skills, and computer experience
What You Will Do
Patient Assessment/Plan of Care
Obtains/verifies physician order for therapy and validate for appropriateness.
Reviews available medical records and obtain pertinent medical history from patient or family.
Evaluates each patient using age and diagnosis appropriate assessment tests and measurements.
Applies appropriate patient care interventions according to protocol guidelines and priority of care.
Demonstrates competence in the performance of age-appropriate patient assessment and individualizes care based on age specific needs.
Uses therapeutic treatment techniques appropriate to patient age and desire for treatment.
Performs treatment procedures that are within the scope of the professional license.
Performs/delegates technical procedures appropriately and safely.
Determine patient response to treatment and evaluate progress (reassessment).
Educates patient and family through instruction, demonstration, or appropriate handouts in treatment plan, safety issues, and home programs/self-management.
Maintain bedside and ventilator alarms in audible position.
Maintains patient safety throughout treatment.
Communicates with physicians and other healthcare personnel as appropriate regarding patient care issues.
Demonstrates competence in the performance of age-appropriate patient treatment and individualizes care based on age specific needs.
Administers medication in a safe/correct manner, adhering to medication administration guidelines.
Reports unsafe conditions and equipment in proper/timely manner.
Responds to emergency situations.
Documents verification of physician orders prior to delivery of care.
Documents aspects of each treatment session in accordance with departmental, JCAHO, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines.
Documents assessments of education needs, education provided, and patient understanding of education provided in accordance with departmental, JCAHO, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines.
Reports and documents unusual occurrences, on the job injuries, and medical device malfunctioning.
Enters patient charges and record procedures according to departmental guidelines.
Utilizes available resources (equipment, support personnel, educational resources) to maximize efficiency and productivity and meet departmental needs.
Participates in orientation and training of students and new employees.
Attends and/or leads hospital, department, and community educational in-services.
Represents department in a positive manner to hospital/system/community.
Completes assigned work within scheduled hours and offers assistance to others to ensure departmental work is accomplished.
Seeks assistance/supervision/consultation as needed and reports to supervisor any problems and/or solutions regarding delivery of patient care.
Demonstrates commitment to the maintenance of a clean, safe work environment that is compliant with departmental, hospital and regulatory agency requirements.
Works in partnership with peers, other disciplines, and departmental personnel.
Maintains continuity of patient care inter-shift and inter-hospital.
Adapts to changes in workload assignment.
Other duties as assigned.
Additional perks of being a Texas Health Registered Respiratory Therapist
Benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, Paid Parental Leave, flex spending, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment program as well as several other benefits.
A supportive, team environment with outstanding opportunities for growth.
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